A Brief History of Surrey’s Landscape

The rich tapestry that is the present day landscape of Surrey owes its beauty to thousands of years of interaction between people, geology and the natural environment.  This introductory course will take you on a journey of discovery from the Ice Age and Mesolithic hunter-gatherers wandering across the downs to the views enjoyed today by hikers and cyclists.

Your tutor, Paul Ritchie, will begin with a classroom session followed by a walk through Nower Wood where you will see first hand, this transformation over time.


This is part 1 of the Habitats of Surrey – Summer Series. Throughout these 5 weeks, we will investigate how Surrey has evolved into a richly diverse cluster of habitats. Each course can be booked individually.  However, join us for all five morning sessions and receive a £20 voucher that can be used when purchasing any future Adult Learning course (Ts & Cs apply).

Part 1 – 18th July   A brief history of Surrey’s Landscape
Part 2 – 25th July  Woodlands of Surrey
Part 3 – 1st Aug      Chalk Grasslands Across the County
Part 4 – 8th Aug     Surrey’s Wooded Pastures
Part 5 – 15th Aug    Wetlands of Surrey

How to Apply


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Key Information

Start date:

18th July 2019 at 10:00am


members £25, non-members £37


Surrey Wildlife Trust




Nature & Wildlife


Leatherhead, United Kingdom

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